From its inception, the management team of Daval has had a vision of bringing to realisation an effective treatment that noticeably improves the quality of life for patients suffering with serious debilitating neuro-degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Kevin is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and spent over 20 years with the advisory firm Deloitte including holding several key leadership roles with that firm in Russia, South Africa and the U.S. He has also held the role of Chief Financial Officer for an International energy group with turnover in excess of $12bn and has extensive insight into evaluating investment in private companies. Having had vast experience both internationally and within the UK, Kevin grasps the complexities of corporate governance as well as the day to day demands of making a business profitable. Kevin joined the Board of Daval in 2016.
A 30 year international banking career spanning Africa, West Indies and North America led to him joining Hill Samuel, becoming Managing Director, Commercial Banking and Director/Chairman overseas subsidiaries and associates. He was also Chairman of Island Group (Island Records, Island Music and Island Films).
Lord Elder was General Secretary of the Labour Party in Scotland and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Labour Party, John Smith. In 1994, he became Political Adviser to Tony Blair and subsequently, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland. He is currently a member of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee and an Adviser to the Smith Institute. Lord Elder is also Patron of the Adam Smith Foundation, the fundraising unit of the Fife Further Education College and was appointed as Chancellor of Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education on 15 January 2003.
Graham joined the Board in 2001. Since entering accountancy in 1977 as a partner in an established Brighton based firm, he has continued in this profession and heads his own successful accountancy practice.
Stephen was appointed as a director of the company in 2013. Prior to this, he spent 25 years as a regulated and qualified investment consultant – specialising in both funding and marketing consultancy for early and growth stage Medical, Technology and Insurance businesses. He has worked alongside Daval since 2003 in a consultancy capacity before being invited to join the board. Stephen is primarily responsible for shareholder relations including new and potential investors.
Roger was an early investor in Daval and joined the Board in 2003. He previously owned a number of businesses in haulage, distribution and transport.